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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby uddu » 21 Feb 2013 19:42

It will not be. Because they are all Hindus, Buddists and other communities other than the so called Minorities. Shame on the people who elect these idiots to rule us.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby vijayk » 21 Feb 2013 20:07

XCry! Mother India! Cry loud!

http://www.apherald.com/Politics/ViewAr ... mb-blasts/

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t's very unfortunate to report this news to all APHeraldians that, As we write this... Hyderabad shaken with disastrous bomb blasts. This time it is Dilsukhnagar area, which has a largest fruit and vegetable market, filled with mass crowd became the target. The explosions took place at rush hour, the first at 7.01 pm and others in about five minutes later, near a cinema in Dilsukhnagar. While the reason for blasts is yet to be declared officially, according to sources... 'Blasts originated from a Hero honda bike parked closer to bus stop in the middle of Konark and Venkatadri theaters'. As the area was jam-packed and surroundings are completely chaotic, it is very difficult to asses the casualties, According to initial reports around 17 people killed brutally and and more than 57 personnel were injured per gravity of the situation these numbers can go up further. Injured people are being shifted to local Osmania and Yashoda hospitals. Police forces secured the perimeter and Chief minister along with Home minister is on their way to the blast spot.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Prasad » 22 Feb 2013 10:24

Word on twitter through some journos is that CCTV cameras were inoperative during the time of the blasts. For 4 days! And nobody noticed or cared. Dereliction of duty is a crime?

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby SSridhar » 22 Feb 2013 12:05

Most of the security cameras are inoperative in all cities. They are installed with much fanfare, only to make some money for politicians and police officers, but remain uncared for or unutilized or under repair soon thereafter.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby SSridhar » 22 Feb 2013 12:14

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police claimed that the arrested IM activists were planning to carry out ‘fidayeen’ attacks at Buddhist shrines in Bodh Gaya in Bihar in retaliation for the alleged atrocities being perpetrated on Muslims in Myanmar.

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So, LeT is trying to make India another frothing-at-the-mouth-corner Pakistan through IM. Why should the Indian lymph gland swell when the injury is not on its body ? Already, the Iranians are trying to settle their score with Israel in India. GoI, instead of chasing the Hindu terror mirage, must act firmly, decisively and ruthlessly against these divisive forces at once. But, INC appeases certain 'unified' groups and can not act freely against these centrifugal forces.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Sanku » 22 Feb 2013 13:47

When faking news is real news

http://www.fakingnews.com/2013/01/inspi ... o-go-home/
New Delhi. The case of Italian Marines, who were allowed to go home for Christmas holidays, has inspired Manu Sharma to plan for paroles and holidays again.
I celebrated the new year in jail, when I could have gone to a discotheque or a nightclub,” Manu Sharma complained, “While look at the Italian Marines, who are also accused of murder like me, they were allowed to leave India!”

Italian Marines were allowed to go home by court, but Manu Sharma had been allowed to go home even without a court’s approval on one earlier occasion.
Sharma, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Jessica Lal, claimed that his track record of coming back to the jail was better than those by Italian Marines, and hence he too should be allowed to go home for holidays.
“I shouldn’t be discriminated just because I’m an Indian,” the convicted murderer tried to strike an emotional and patriotic chord while talking to this Faking News reporter.
“Lohri is coming, let me go out and celebrate it with my friends and family,” he said.
“I am a son of a secular politician and I follow all the festivals celebrated in this country, so I should be allowed to go home for every festival,” he further demanded.
Sources say that Manu Sharma has submitted a complete list of government holidays to Tihar Jail authorities and sent a copy of the application to the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit and another to lawyer Ram Jethmalani.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby SSridhar » 22 Feb 2013 18:00

Countering Urban Terrorism in India - IDSA Comment by N.Manoharan
Yesterday’s twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad has reiterated that the phenomenon of urban terrorism has taken firm root in India. In less than a decade, there have been about 20 major attacks in urban areas, averaging two a year. The targeted cities include Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Varanasi, Pune, Kanpur, Coimbatore, Srinagar, Jammu and Ahmedabad. All of these attacks have led to large-scale casualties, material damage and disruption of life and economic activity.

While urban terrorism is relatively new to India, it has a long history in the international arena. The Irish Republican Army had fought British forces in Northern Ireland for several decades before a political settlement was finally negotiated. The Baader-Meinhof gang, a communist urban guerrilla group, was responsible for several acts of terrorism in Germany in the 1960s and 1970s. Most of the terror groups in Latin America are urban-based. Palestinian militants have managed to launch numerous urban terror attacks on Israeli civilians despite Israel’s vigorous pre-emptive measures and a pro-active response strategy. Members of Aum Shinrikyo, a cult group, carried out five co-ordinated sarin gas attacks on several lines of the Tokyo Metro in March 1995. Chechen rebels have been fighting Russia since the 1990s mostly in urban areas.

As terrorists are rational in their choice of terrain and targets, evaluating strengths and weaknesses as well as costs and benefits, the urban terrain holds significant advantages. As is the characteristic of urban areas, the population is not only high, but also dense. Unlike in rural areas, inhabitants in cities and towns are more heterogeneous, which provides more scope for anonymity. It is anonymity that enables the terrorist fish to swim in urban waters easily; an excellent place for camouflage. For terrorists, logistical support like arms, medicines, food, and lodging are readily available in an average urban area. Manoeuvrability of terrorists is guaranteed by the presence of public and private transportation facilities that are both dependable and unobtrusive. In urban areas, a terrorist group may find it easier to recruit prospective terrorists in a predictable manner, for it is the city that nurtures dissidence in general.

Cities are the nerve centres of a country. It is in urban areas that targets are most varied and abundant: laymen, officials, foreign nationals, corporate leaders, government buildings with symbolic/strategic value, bus stands, railway stations, airports, markets, foreign embassies, communication centres, etc. By attacking high profile symbolic targets, the terrorists wish to make a point that if a government fails to protect high value targets, it is obvious that it may not be in a position to protect the normal ones. As a result, the credibility of the government of the day is undermined. Since the quality and quantity of terrorists’ ‘defined enemy’ is high in cities, the impact of a destructive act is more widespread. This also gives an added advantage to terrorists to prevent any kind of indiscriminate counter-terrorist operation by the state that could maximise collateral damage. For the same reason, the use of aerial bombardment against terrorists becomes difficult. Urban operations for terrorists also often demand less in the way of brute physical strength and endurance than do operations in mountainous or rural terrain. And they do not need sophisticated long-range weapons to inflict the desired damage.

Since terrorism is ‘propaganda by the deed’, the attention-seeking goal of terrorists is well served in the urban environment where the immediate audience is greatest and where representatives of the print and electronic media are readily available and quite eager to report. Such coverage also magnifies the fear-generating capabilities of terrorist acts. If the general population begins to fear, the objective of a terrorist group may have been achieved. Overall, an urban landscape facilitates terrorists in realising their goals: surprise, maximum damage with minimum risk, hyper media attention and subsequent disappearance. As the 26/11 experience has shown, well-armed terrorists are not easy to fight in urban terrain as tall buildings and narrow lanes and alleys provide inherent protection to them and make the security forces easy targets. The presence of hostages further complicates military or police operations. Similarly, IED attacks and suicide bombings are extremely difficult to detect or prevent in time.

The key to success in fighting urban terrorism lies in obtaining accurate intelligence about impending attacks and the neutralisation of the terrorists before they can launch their planned attacks. Since the threat of urban terrorism is transnational in nature, there is an urgent need for regional and international networking of friendly intelligence agencies. Most importantly, the Central and state intelligence agencies should share information methodically and it must trickle down in real-time to the user. While electronic surveillance, including the interception of communications, is no doubt useful, it is of critical importance to penetrate the networks and sleeper cells of the terrorist organisations so as to gain actionable intelligence.

Since the terrorists usually choose high-profile soft targets, where the presence of the ‘defined enemy’ is abundant, they should be put under maximum surveillance and protection. The staff manning these places should be trained in rendering first aid, evacuation techniques, and rescue and relief operations. Surveillance cameras, metal and explosive vapour detectors and X-ray scanning machines should be installed at key access points. Technology to detect and alert for suspicious activity such as loitering by an individual or vehicle should be made use of. Security personnel should be sensitised to spotting and segregating suspicious objects that are left behind.

The success of counter-terrorism operations, especially in the urban domain, depends to a considerable extent on a speedy response by the right force that is trained, armed and equipped suitably for the job at hand. As the National Security Guard is India’s primary strike force for counter-terrorist operations, it must be given the wherewithal to respond swiftly to urban terror attacks to minimise casualties and deny the perpetrators the ability to consolidate. The Central Government’s recent decision to locate NSG echelons in cities that have been targeted most frequently will enable the force to respond in a swift manner. The NSG, however, must also be equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to enable the commandos to enhance their operational performance and minimise their own casualties. Where necessary, the Indian Army’s elite Special Forces should be employed to counter terrorist attacks in urban areas. Every state, in fact, should have a NSG-type of commando force to counter lethal terror strikes. Rehearsals should be periodically undertaken for search-and-rescue operations after large-scale terrorist strikes. Different contingencies should be simulated and practised. Future training should also cater for tackling terrorist attacks using WMDs.

Without the eyes, ears and intuition of the general public, it is difficult to identify a terrorist who is anonymous and blends seamlessly into the environment in which he is living and operating. An effective battle against terrorism can be waged only by involving members of the public. This includes creating societal awareness to keep a steady eye on tentative or errant behaviour in the neighbourhood and sharing of information of suspicious movements with point persons in the police and intelligence agencies. For instance, on every New York City subway train, the message to passengers since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 has been clear: “If you see something, say something.” For this purpose, urban Indians must organise themselves into neighbourhood watch committees through community consensus mechanisms based on genuine concern to prevent future terrorist attacks. All communities should be co-opted in counter-terror measures instead of perceiving some as the “other”. The community of Indian fishermen should keep a constant tab on coastal waters. Awareness creation among people should also include ‘golden rules’ to be followed by them in case of a terrorist attack. Such familiarisation will not only minimise the lethality of terrorist attacks, but also reduce the consequent panic.

In short, unless a comprehensive approach is adopted, involving all stake holders of society, it is difficult to counter urban terrorism.


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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby ramana » 22 Feb 2013 20:24

What if the govt at center is not interested in combating terrorist attacks for whatever reasons? So whot good is intelligence etc.?
Terror attack can and will happen at anytime in any Indian city or urban area.
Its for private citizens to protect themsleves by being aware and take measures.
- Avoid known places that terrorists attack:Public places, Hindu temples, Civil courts, Lok Sabha etc.
- Dont gather in groups more than three for the plocice will come after you and you present a juciy target for the terrorists.
- Keep cellphone and tell your family where you are all the time.
- Carry a knife in case you get a lucky chance to skewer a terrorist.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Chandragupta » 24 Feb 2013 01:17

ramana wrote:What if the govt at center is not interested in combating terrorist attacks for whatever reasons? So whot good is intelligence etc.?
Terror attack can and will happen at anytime in any Indian city or urban area.
Its for private citizens to protect themsleves by being aware and take measures.
- Avoid known places that terrorists attack:Public places, Hindu temples, Civil courts, Lok Sabha etc.
- Dont gather in groups more than three for the plocice will come after you and you present a juciy target for the terrorists.
- Keep cellphone and tell your family where you are all the time.
- Carry a knife in case you get a lucky chance to skewer a terrorist.


Saar, why don't we all just convert to Islam and be done with it?

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby vera_k » 24 Feb 2013 03:15

Because we'd have to carry an AK47 and hope Dronacharya doesn't spot us :roll:

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Re: Internal Security Watch

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby abhishek_sharma » 24 Feb 2013 05:47

An unacknowledged war: Tavleen Singh

The biggest threat to India's security today is jihadi terrorism. Have you ever heard any of our political leaders acknowledge this? Have you heard them admit that this jihad is a war against the very idea of India and that its ultimate goal is to see this country divided once more in the name of Islam? Have you heard them tell the people of this country in clear terms that what the Pakistani army did after its Kargil misadventure was arm, finance and train Islamist groups to wage an insidious new war against India more lethal than those fought on battlefields?

Quite the opposite has happened since Dr Manmohan Singh's 'secular' government came to power in 2004. On more than one occasion, senior Congress leaders have gone out of their way to emphasise that the real threat to India's security comes from 'saffron terrorism'. Rahul Gandhi said this to an American ambassador according to Wikileaks, and his political mentor Digvijay Singh publicly promoted a book whose title was, '26/11: an RSS Conspiracy'.

The most recent statement of this kind came from the Home Minister himself when he charged the RSS with running terrorist training camps. No sooner was the statement made than the Home Minister got instant support from Hafiz Mohammed Saeed. If India's most wanted terrorist had listened to the Home Minister's statement after last week's Hyderabad bombings, he would have been totally assured that the Government of India was not serious about fighting jihadi terrorism. All that Sushil Kumar Shinde could come up with as words of comfort was a short catalogue of what he did in Hyderabad. "Along with the governor, the chief minister and other colleagues, I visited the places where the incidents took place and then we went to the hospital and met some of the non-critical patients. We talked to those who had suffered."

From the Prime Minister we heard that the guilty would not go unpunished and, from Sonia Gandhi, that she suffered pangs of sorrow and anguish. Well, the time has come to admit that this sort of namby-pamby response is the reason why we are no closer to winning the war against jihadi terrorism than we were four years ago when Mumbai was attacked. After the 26/11 attack there should have been a concerted strategy, a robust time bound plan of action and it is time to ask why this did not happen. Did it not happen because of fears that it might alienate Indian Muslims? If this was indeed the reason, then it is hard to think of a bigger insult to them because it amounts to an admission that all Muslims support jihadi terror. Is this what 'secular' Congress leaders secretly believe?

If, after the 26/11 attack, the Government of India had been serious about winning the war against terrorism the first thing that would have happened would have been improved policing at the lowest level. No matter how many national intelligence agencies we set up, real intelligence will only come when local policemen are trained in counter-terrorism. As someone who spends much time in Mumbai I can tell you that nothing has changed on the ground. Every now and then, armoured cars and armed policemen appear in the streets but this is usually to reassure visiting VIPs and not ordinary citizens. This city is as vulnerable as it was four years ago and so is every other Indian city.

When P Chidambaram was in charge of the Home Ministry, he laid a lot of emphasis on setting up a National Investigative Agency. There is no harm in this if simultaneously we had seen state governments cooperate by setting up counter-terrorism units in local police stations. Without this happening, there is not the smallest chance of India winning the war against jihadi terror. I use the word jihadi deliberately because I am tired of hearing politically correct nonsense about how terrorism has no colour and no religion. It absolutely does. When jihadi groups kill innocent people in their cowardly war, they do it for what they believe is the greater glory of Islam. They believe infidel lives are worthless. And, when Hindutva groups try to counter this with their own cowardly attacks on unarmed people in bazaars and mosques, they do it because they believe they are defending the Hindu faith. What is not right is the consistent effort of senior Congress leaders to portray Hindu terrorist groups as the real threat to national security. They are not.

The real threat to India's security comes from jihadi terrorist groups because they are financed and trained by the Pakistani army to the point that they act as its fifth column. Until those in charge of national security acknowledge this, there is every likelihood that jihadi terrorism will continue to spread its poison through the veins of India.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Hari Seldon » 25 Feb 2013 02:20

As expected, UPA using hyd blasts to bat for its pet vote banks and more disturbingly, push for an unrelated power grab in the form of NCTC....

Hyderabad blasts reaction to hanging of Kasab and Afzal, says Shinde, stresses the need for NCTC

The twin bomb blasts in crowded Dilsukhnagar area of the Andhra Pradesh capital Thursday evening claimed 16 lives and left 117 wounded.


Like some one said the other day, how was the NCTC supposed to make a difference in a case like this? And the much vaunted NIA is yet to crack a single terrorism case, AFAIK. And the NCTC basically gives the govt arrest rights with impunity across India. Going by UPA's record in misusing the CBI, I-T and ED against perceived political opponents (from Ramdev to BSY to Modi), I'm not surprised there's little clamor for NCTC outside the INC at the moment.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby abhishek_sharma » 25 Feb 2013 02:26

>> And the NCTC basically gives the govt arrest rights with impunity across India.

Giving more rights to the central govt has its benefits too. For example, it might allow GoI to arrest state govt supported terrorists (e.g., in J&K and other separatist states). Of course, this govt is going to misuse it, but that is an entirely different matter. Once we elect a bad govt, all kinds of bad consequences will follow.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Virupaksha » 25 Feb 2013 02:47

abhishek_sharma wrote:>> And the NCTC basically gives the govt arrest rights with impunity across India.

Giving more rights to the central govt has its benefits too. For example, it might allow GoI to arrest state govt supported terrorists (e.g., in J&K and other separatist states). Of course, this govt is going to misuse it, but that is an entirely different matter. Once we elect a bad govt, all kinds of bad consequences will follow.

Unfortunately, we know that it will not be used in those locations, but in gujarat, madhya pradesh etc.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Chandragupta » 25 Feb 2013 12:03

Are 2011 census figures public yet? Any indications on the religious percentages?

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby nawabs » 25 Feb 2013 16:39

Home truths

http://www.newsinsight.net/Hometruths.aspx#page=page-1
After the Hyderabad blasts and Sushil Kumar Shinde’s abject failure, it is important to ask this: What makes a successful home minister? And, why was Sardar Patel, India’s first home minister, such a brilliant hit?

Sardar Patel was one of M.K.Gandhi’s close aides, perhaps the closest. Because he was a blind follower of Gandhi, he unquestioningly accepted his decision that Jawaharlal Nehru be independent India’s first prime minister. In no way was Patel less, and perhaps, seeing his foresight on Chinese perfidy in 1962, his remarkable success in integrating the princely states without bloodshed, and his bias towards market economics, being a Gujarati, with entrepreneurship running in his veins, he would have arguably been a better prime minister than Nehru. But once Gandhi indicated his preference for Nehru, Patel gave him full loyalty as home minister.

In other words, Patel was capable of being prime minister but was content to be number two since that was Gandhi’s wish. That is the first quality to seek in a home minister. He must be politically and intellectually equipped to be prime minister, which means he must bring considerable more weight than required to his office. No Indian home minister except Patel carried this quality, although some of his successors went on to become prime ministers.

Then, the home minister must be self-assured, a visionary, and a political heavyweight such as Patel. To be a first-class home minister, you must have intimate knowledge and understanding of the country. Patel had this on account of being a political organizer and freedom fighter which entailed crisscrossing the country and meeting all sections of people ceaselessly. Without this grasp of the country, you cannot be a politician of any class, leave along a heavyweight. And when the essential requirement for a home minister is a heavyweight, the candidates are few or none.

It is because Patel was a front-ranking political leader who could hold his own apropos Gandhi and Nehru that he was so successful in bringing the princely states into the Union. In the negotiations with the princely rulers, Patel played tough and cool, applied psychological pressure, gave glimpses of the military power of the Indian state when necessary, and broke their resistance. If Nehru had been in Patel’s place, there would have been nearly six hundred Jammu and Kashmir clones clamouring for independence.

When Patel was home minister, the buck stopped with him. It didn’t travel up to the prime minister. Everyone knew this. He never became the alternate power centre to Nehru, although he was the deputy prime minister. That would have been militating against Gandhi. But he ensured that there was no interference in the running of the home ministry, not even from Nehru. So everyone negotiating opposite the table or glowering across the fence from Patel knew he was the boss. There was no circumventing him and the home ministry.

No prime minister would like such a powerful home minister. Nehru, inherently an authoritarian, was relieved when the Patel era ended, rather quickly in 1950, despite his respect and admiration for him. Indira Gandhi and her successors in the prime minister’s office have sought yes-men to head the home ministry, with the exception A.B.Vajpayee who chose L.K.Advani, who, however, was not equal to the assignment.

Given this background, this writer has no hope that things will improve in the Union home ministry. Shinde may be an awful home minister, but his predecessor, P.Chidambaram, wasn’t any better, despite the flash and fawning media coverage. If Chidambaram had set up systems that work and do not undermine the states, such as the controversial National Counter Terrorism Centre, the blasts in Hyderabad, or earlier in Poona and Delhi, may have been preempted.

Chidambaram and Shinde’s problem is that they are political ciphers. They don’t know the country and even less the ground situation. Neither has vision or wisdom. They fail on all the Sardar Patel parameters. Manmohan Singh may or may not want a Sardar Patel. But Sonia Gandhi won’t stand for Sardar Patel II. Two good candidates for the home ministry, Arjun Singh and Pranab Mukherjee, were denied the appointment when the United Progressive Alliance came to power for the first time in 2004. Given his performance as foreign minister, Pranab should have been alright. But Arjun Singh, despite his angularities, would have been outstanding. But the fear they provoked in Sonia Gandhi worked to their disadvantage, and to the favour of the sharp dresser and champion bungler, Shivraj Patil. It has been downhill since.

Could the situation be retrieved? Not till the United Progressive Alliance is in power. Like the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Intelligence Bureau is being misused for political purposes. This has naturally rendered the Bureau deficient in other areas, including counter-terrorism. The result is the blasts in Hyderabad. When institutions are being subverted in this fashion, how do you expect the security situation to improve?

Before writing this piece, this writer proposed recommending Jairam Ramesh immediately to succeed Shinde. Ramesh is the best minister in the Manmohan Singh government, is honest, has some vision, and he is willing to learn. He also travels to the interiors, and is politically engaged.

Jairam Ramesh would set things right in the home ministry, but for one or two problems. He is not liked by Manmohan Singh. Second, he is too close to 10 Janpath. He would be unable to resist 10 Janpath’s agenda in the home ministry, which is to target the opposition, principally Narendra Modi. It is hopeless. Sardar Patel would be helplessly raging in afterlife.


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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby IndraD » 25 Feb 2013 19:54

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 676054.cms

Suspicious bags found at several places in Delhi, high alert sounded

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby kenop » 25 Feb 2013 21:17

ISI spy caught in Pokhran
An alleged ISI spy has been arrested for passing information to an officer of the Pakistani intelligence agency about the just-concluded Indian Air Force exercise 'Iron Fist' in Pokhran.

Sumaar Khan, a computer expert, who is around 35 years of age, was taken into custody by a team of Rajasthan police, from his house in Pokhran area in Jaisalmer district on Sunday after he was caught spying for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Additional DGP (Intelligence)-Raj, Dalpat Singh Dinkar, said in Jaipur.

"He was sharing information with an officer of a unit of ISI in a coded language. He was under observation for some time and was also being monitored on February 22 when the IAF exercise was going on," he said.

Sumaar, who was allegedly trained in spying by the ISI in Pakistan last year, was served a notice under section 8 of Official Secrets Act and was questioned yesterday. Later, he was placed under arrest and was brought to Jaipur for joint interrogation by intelligence agencies today, Dinkar said.

Sumaar, who was arrested under sections 3 and 3/9 of the Official Secrets Act, was produced before a local court in Jaipur today where the magistrate remanded him in police custody for eight days.

Dinkar claimed that Summar confessed to have passed various important information about defence installation in the Western Sector in coded language through different mobile numbers and Internet.

"He visited Pakistan in October-November last year where he came in contact with Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) through his maternal uncle Shah Mohammad who lives in Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan," the officer said.

SP Jaisalmer Pankaj Kumar Chaudhary said that following interception of his calls to Pakistan, Sumaar, an Indian national, was caught from his home on Sunday morning.

A 10th class passout, Sumaar is an expert in computers, and would talk to his uncle over phone in code words.

He is believed to have passed on maps and other documents pertaining to defence establishments in the western sector to his handlers in Pakistan.

Some documents and evidence were also seized from his house.

Information about the IAF's day-night exercise 'Iron Fist' at Pokhran firing ranges was the latest inputs he shared with the ISI.

The exercise, in which the IAF demonstrated its full combat and fire power, was witnessed by President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister AK Antony and defence attache of friendly countries on February 22.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Prem Kumar » 26 Feb 2013 02:59

Chandragupta wrote:Are 2011 census figures public yet? Any indications on the religious percentages?


That's the million dollar question. It was supposed to be released in 2012 itself. I have a sneaky suspicion that it wont be released until after the next general elections. The English language media will happily play along by not bringing up this topic at all.

One thing is for sure: the political parties on the ground know the demographics better than us or the media.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Arav » 26 Feb 2013 04:49

Sushil Kumar Shinde is our own Rehman Malik (A Joker as called by TTP)

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Re: Internal Security Watch

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby RajeshA » 26 Feb 2013 20:07

Arav wrote:Sushil Kumar Shinde is our own Rehman Malik (A Joker as called by TTP)


I don't think so! He is no Joker! A Home Minister who calls Hindus terrorists is a national disgrace and a national threat. There is nothing to laugh about him!

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby member_22872 » 26 Feb 2013 20:13

Yes I agree, he is like a malicious virus, his theatrics only infect others and infection is very contagious. Now look at the Swajwadi party guy Abu Asim Azmi had said earlier, he questions why only muslims are blamed for terrorist activities? when India is Hindu majority, the burden of bombing should be shared by them too no?, it is unfair he says. Now IB and NIA are in search for saffron terror. Secularism in full swing.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby ramana » 26 Feb 2013 21:23

So looks like India needs a new internal security agency.

IB can be renamed Political Intelligence Bureau (PIB) and the new agency can have th old name.


Meanwhile looks like allll those batting for Afzal Gur were wrong;

Afzal Guru's last letter questions popular discourse

Tortured prose but essentially Afzal Guru distances himself from the chatterati.


....The letter has a reference to the popular discourse on Guru. "As for as my letters which have been published in newspapers and books are concerned," the letter says, "it is a clear conspiracy against me and my lawyers are responsible for this."

The letter written in 2008 is one of the many letters that the tabloid published in a special memorial issue. However, most of the other letters are in contradiction with this one. Other letters maintain that Guru was framed in the attack case and had no direct involvement.


So he is an unrepentant terrorist and no freedom fighter as Arundhati Roy and other idiots proclaimed.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby RajeshA » 26 Feb 2013 21:29

Well in about 15 months IB would have to find new Joint Directors and take a new line. All this "Hindu Terror" is also a Nehruvian-Secularist narrative for the next 15 months only. After that it is gone!

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby member_23629 » 26 Feb 2013 21:32

From the above link about Afzal Guru:

The people who converted Kashmir into a graveyard, spilled blood of innocuous and innocent people, converted Kashmir into garrisons, rehabilitated officials and politicians involved in the sex racket are not ashamed, why should we?

This is typical of standard Islamic narrative -- there is no mention of their own deeds against the infidels (killing and chasing out of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir, abducting their women and writing "Pakistan Zindabad on their breasts) but the response of the infidels to this naked and unprovoked Muslim aggression becomes a grievance and an example of persecution that is taught to the next generation of Muslims.

These people are truly delusional perverts, and only the application of brutal force can push them back from finishing us all. How foolish Gandhi was who thought the Islamists will be convinced only by expression of good intentions on our part and we just have to convince them we mean no harm by throwing down our arms.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby ramana » 26 Feb 2013 21:48

Afzal Guru fancies he is ghazi. Look at his career path and comapre to the Ilamdin the Pakjabi murderer.

Afzal Guru is not the ghazi he fancies himself to be.
- He was the brains behind the 13/11/2001 attack on Lok Sabha
- He allowed the attackers to die in the firefight while he was safe elsewhere
- He wrote many letters and pleaded that he was not involved in other words disowned the attack
- He applied for mercy petition to reverse the dath penalty. He hardly welcomed the death so befitting of him for his misdeeds. Very unghazhi behavior.
- It was only after he could not avoid the death penalty he took te line of being unrepentant ofhis actions as seen by this 2008 letter.

Most likely he thought he would be hanged before the 2009 elections(recall 26/11 attack happened in 2008) hence the change in tone of his letter which was not released by those trying to get him a reprieve.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby member_19686 » 27 Feb 2013 04:49

'Illegal migrants' assault cops
By Vijay Singh, TNN | Feb 26, 2013, 03.57 AM IST

NAVI MUMBAI: A team of CID officials were allegedly attacked by illegal Bangladeshi immigrants at Kharghar on Monday. Two policemen were grievously hurt and were admitted to a hospital with head injuries and fractured limbs.

The injured cops—sub-inspector Subhash Bandekar (54) and police naik Sharad Hande (42)—were reportedly beaten up with iron rods and bamboos at Kharghar in a crackdown on illegal immigrants. A six-member CID team was in Khargar to round up illegal Bangladeshi migrants in Owe, but on reaching there they faced stiff resistance
when they tried conducting the search. "We warned them that action will be taken if they assault public servants. However, some of the men attacked us and then fled," said Bandekar, who hurt both his arms.

The police has arrested six men in connection with the incident under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 353 (criminal force on government official to deter him from discharging duty) and 333 (assaulting public servant causing grievous injuries).

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Re: Internal Security Watch

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Chandragupta » 27 Feb 2013 10:35

Prem Kumar wrote:
Chandragupta wrote:Are 2011 census figures public yet? Any indications on the religious percentages?


That's the million dollar question. It was supposed to be released in 2012 itself. I have a sneaky suspicion that it wont be released until after the next general elections. The English language media will happily play along by not bringing up this topic at all.

One thing is for sure: the political parties on the ground know the demographics better than us or the media.


I suspect that the Hindu population has dipped below 70% for the first time ever. We can forget about getting the results in UPA's time unless the Judiciary mandates. If UPA 3 comes, you can be assured these figures will never be released in the garb of sickularism & bimbos on TV will shout their lungs out on why India doesn't need religious census & how it is a communal idea. An ignorant Hindu population will then fade into minority status in another half a century.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby vijayk » 27 Feb 2013 21:14

Anindya wrote:Unfortunately, again predictable violence...

Rail official burned alive after train runs over brother and sister


A speeding train mowed down 5-year-old Mohammed Ali and his sister the 8-year-old Icra Ali at around 9am when they were crossing the railway tracks from under a stationary goods train along with their parents. "The two children were hit by an express train on the adjoining track as soon as they came out," Rajeev Chaudhary, divisional railway manager, told TOI. They died on the spot.


Within minutes a huge mob laid siege on the station and protested that repeated demands for a foot-overbridge at the station had been ignored and said such accidents could be prevented by proving safe passage across the tracks.

Sources said deputy station superintendent Saket Bansal and two others took cover inside a room which the villagers locked from outside before setting it on fire. "It's a matter of investigation whether they were pushed into the room which was put on fire," said the DRM.

Accidents, like the running over of two kids near Gulabganj, could have been prevented by proving a safe passage across the tracks, protesters complained.

Sources said the villagers locked a room in which deputy station superintendent Saket Bansal and two others had taken cover and set it on fire. "It's a matter of investigation whether they were pushed into the room which was put on fire," said the DRM. A tehsildar, who tried to control the mob, was also attacked. The dead man has been identified as Bhagwan Das, a supervisor . Bansal and another unidentified employee have been admitted to hospital with critical burns, railway officials said.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Prem » 27 Feb 2013 22:24

Internal security swill remain in gutter till the current DLP set up in Delhi leadership is replaced by KLP leadership attached to soil. The civilization besieged is now showing the signs of pressure cracking from within. Before upcoming Parliament elections, UPS will try to do huge sabotage to national security having long term implications. India slowly progressing toward GDay.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby member_19686 » 28 Feb 2013 01:00

Bangla ’71 trial protest storm hits city
Cops Jittery As Minority Organizations March To Protest Dhaka Trial Of War Criminals
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Kolkata: If morning shows the day, commuters were surely misled on Thursday. After a bandh day, they were relieved to see normal traffic movement on Thursday morning, but their exuberance turned into a nightmare soon after a rally organized by four minority organizations choked the heart of the city for more than three hours. Cars stood still on Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road and key arterial roads for major part of the afternoon. The trade unions had eased Thursday’s bandh keeping in mind the International Mother Language Day, but the torture on commuters refused to die down.
A strong crowd, owing allegiance to the All Bengal Minority Youth Federation, Sunnat- al- Jamat, Ulema Parishad and the Madrasa Students Union had assembled at Hazi Mohammad Mahasin Square in central Kolkata in the afternoon to protest against
the trial of war criminals in Bangladesh.
The protestors tagged the Seikh Hasina-led Awami League government’s trial of war criminals as a “farce”.
To punish war criminals, who had allegedly killed and tortured the freedom fighters of Bangladesh during the country’s ‘Muktijudhha’ in 1971, the Hasina government had set up a special court and declared several prominent leaders of the country as war criminals. The agitating activists claimed that the Bangladesh government was trying to ban Jamat-e-Islami and its supporters.
The situation could have gone out of control since the agitators had a plan to stage demonstration in front the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission office at Circus Avenue. However, apprehending an outbreak of violence, city police took prompt action and a huge force was deployed on AJC Bose Road to restrict the movement of the rally. More than 400 cops — including RAF and riot police — were deployed in a three-tier security ring.
The entire operation was led by
additional CP Soumen Mitra. He was assisted by two joint commissioners, two deputy commissioners, six assistant commissioners and eight inspectors.
Since 12.30pm, police stopped vehicular movement on the Seladah-bound flank of AJC Bose Road and at 1.15pm, the Mullickbazar flank was also closed. The road remained closed till 3.45pm. During this time, vehicles were diverted through S N Banerjee Road and CIT road, thus slowing down vehicular movement in central and east Kolkata.
Later in the day, police managed to convince the leaders of the rally and the crowd was dispersed from Hazi Mohammad Mahasin Square peacefully. A 10-member delegation team then visited the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission office and submitted a letter of protest.

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1. Poet Sankha Ghosh lays a wreath on the martyrs’ memorial at Curzon Park as Surjya Kanta Mishra, Bibhas Chakraborty and Suvaprasanna wait for their turn 2. Mamata Banerjee pays her tribute 3. The CM at the government programme in Deshapriya Park 4. Mamata lends a helping hand to Mahasweta Devi 5. Police armed with water cannon to tackle the agitators on AJC Bose Road.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby nawabs » 28 Feb 2013 04:19

So many in Bangladesh are protesting so that the War criminal get their due and the opposite is happening in Kolkata.Can't say I am surprised after seeing how violently the very same community reacted to Rohingya issue in a neighboring country.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby sum » 28 Feb 2013 08:30

^^ Wow, things are really really going downhill super fast in Desh, esp w.r.t a "certain community".

Grim future portends where riots break out for any small issue concerning a community( even if it is in national interest) anywhere in the planet!! Few more years and even thinking of attacking TSP might become extinct since large numbers will rise in protest against a attack on their co-religionists!!

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Chandragupta » 28 Feb 2013 11:50

What is the justification of these protests by the vermin?

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby sum » 28 Feb 2013 13:37

^^
The protestors tagged the Seikh Hasina-led Awami League government’s trial of war criminals as a “farce”.
The agitating activists claimed that the Bangladesh government was trying to ban Jamat-e-Islami and its supporters.

Riiiight.
The ISI must be having a ball trying to keep track of the number of informers they must be getting from Kolkata. A new consulate might be required to handle the sheer number of TSP/JeI lovers in this city!


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